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Offline 3wood

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moving my hops plants
« on: November 24, 2011, 01:00:11 pm »
I am forced to move... I have looked on youtube and cant find anything about moving hops plants.  I planted them last spring (but they did not yield any hops for me) and the vines took off.  They are about 9 foot high and wrapped around a fenc/lattice that I wont be taking with me.  Do I just cut the vine and re-plant?  I have them in pots already, or should I cut then dig up the rhizome?  Looking for some help with this, I have to move ASAP and know I will need to replant, hoping I can cut and re-grow...
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Offline firedog23

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Re: moving my hops plants
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2011, 03:29:29 pm »
Nature tends to overcome. Dig them up and take care of the roots until you plant them again.  If they die then oh well, nothing is really lost.
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Offline bo

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Re: moving my hops plants
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2011, 04:48:11 pm »
Cut as much of the rhizome as you can along with the crown. Wrap them in a damp paper towel and place them in a plastic bag. Keep them cool outside or in the fridge and plant in the spring.

It worked for me. I was 4 for 4 on varieties that grew. they're very resilient plants.